ICANN is looking to hire for 6 positions in 2014 – Anyone from domaining interested?

ICANN‘s Nominating Committee (NomCom) invites interested individuals to submit applications and candidate recommendations from the Internet community for key leadership positions to fulfill ICANN‘s technical and policy coordination role. Interested individuals are invited to submit an application to the NomCom for the following positions:

  • Two members of the Board of Directors of ICANN
  • Two At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) representatives (one each from the Europe, and North America regions)
  • One member of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)
  • One member of the Council of the Country-Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)

The NomCom is an independent committee tasked with selecting eight members of the Board of Directors and other key positions within ICANN‘s structure. ICANN is a not-for-profit, public benefit corporation dedicated to: preserving the operational security and stability of the Internet; promoting competition; achieving broad representation of global Internet communities; and supporting the development of policies appropriate to its mission through bottom-up, consensus-based processes.

Individuals selected by the NomCom will have a unique opportunity to work with accomplished colleagues from around the globe, address the Internet’s intriguing technical coordination problems and policy development challenges with diverse functional, cultural, and geographic dimensions, and gain valuable insights and experience from working across boundaries of knowledge, responsibility and perspective.

Those selected will gain the satisfaction of making a valuable public service contribution towards the continued function and evolution of an essential global resource. Considering the broad public interest, those selected will work to achieve the goals towards which ICANN is dedicated in order to facilitate the Internet’s critically important societal functions.

Current Board members who have been selected by the NomCom include: Cherine Chalaby, Steve Crocker, Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Bruno Lanvin, Olga Madruga-Forti, Erika Mann, Gonzalo Navarro and George Sadowsky.

Applications for the positions described above can be submitted through an on-line application form at (http://nomcom.icann.org/apply) or by contacting nomcom2014@icann.org.

More information regarding the NomCom can be found at http://nomcom.icann.org. Applications will be considered in confidence and should be received by 1 April 2014 for full consideration. Selections are scheduled to be announced in August 2014. Successful candidates will take up their positions following ICANN‘s Annual Meeting in October 2014.

Candidate recommendations are encouraged and can be submitted through an online form at http://nomcom.icann.org/suggest, and questions or comments may also be submitted to nomcom2014@icann.org.

Fluency in English is a requirement for all positions. These positions may involve significant international travel, including personal presence at periodic ICANN Public Meetings, as well as regular telephone and Internet communications. Reasonable direct expenses incurred in the course of service will be reimbursed. Each Board Member may also choose to receive compensation in accordance with the resolution passed by the Board on 8 December 2011, but is not required to do so. (See http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/resolutions-08dec11-en.htm#3.)


The NomCom is designed to function independently from the ICANN Board, Supporting Organizations, and Advisory Committees. NomCom members act only on behalf of the interests of the global Internet community and within the scope of the ICANN mission and responsibilities assigned to it by the ICANN Bylaws.

NomCom members contribute understanding of the broad interests of the Internet community as a whole, and knowledge and experience of specific Internet constituencies who have appointed them.

The challenge for the NomCom is to integrate these perspectives and derive consensus in its selections. Although appointed by Supporting Organizations and other ICANN bodies, individual NomCom members are not accountable to their appointing bodies.

NomCom members are accountable for adherence to the ICANN Bylaws and for compliance with the rules and procedures established by the NomCom.

Recent ICANN Public Meetings have been held in Beijing, China, Durban, South Africa and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Meetings during 2014 are scheduled for Singapore, Singapore, London, England and Los Angeles, California, USA.


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

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